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Low Level Hell [Kindle Edition]

Hugh Mills , Robert Anderson
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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'The best 'bird's eye view' of the helicopter war in Vietnam in print today ... Mills has captured the realities of a select group of aviators who shot craps with death on every mission' R.S. Maxham, Director, US Army Aviation Museum

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The aeroscouts of the 1st Infantry Division have three words emblazoned on their unit patch: Low Level Hell. It was the perfect concise defininition of what those intrepid aviators experienced as they ranged the skies of Vietnam from the Cambodian border to the Iron Triangle. The Outcasts, as they were known, flew low and slow. They were the aerial eyes of the division in search of the enemy. Too often for longevity's sake they found the Viet Cong and the fight was on. These young pilots, who were usually 19 to 22 years old, invented the book as they went along.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1478 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (3 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ZTC1OE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #51,444 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In LOW LEVEL HELL, Hugh Mills has written one of the most exciting accounts of aerial combat to come out of the Vietnam War. Mills flew OH-6A Light Observation Helicopters, nicknamed "Loaches," with the famed Darkhorse unit, the air cavalry troop assigned to the "Big Red One," or 1st Division, in 1969. He was a scout pilot, an "Outcast," whose mission required him to fly just a few above the ground looking for the enemy, and in eye-to-eye combat, engage him. In the long history of warfare, military scouts stand out as a special breed. Always out in front of friendly troops, at the point of the spear, the first to make contact, usually outgunned, the scout needed an extraordinary blend of skills and courage. With the advent of the helicopter, aeroscouts became modern day Kit Carsons and Jim Bowies operating in three dimensions above the battlefield. As a Naval Aviator flying fixed-wing close air support in the Mekong Delta, I had the privilege of working with Darkhorse pilots when they later became an independent troop of the 164th Aviation Group. I knew of no more courageous and dedicated men than the pilots and crew chiefs who flew scouts. LOW LEVEL HELL tells their story with a flair and excitement and detail that I guarantee will get your adrenaline pumping.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling ......... A Thourghly Candid Account 24 July 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Low Level Hell" by Hugh L. Mills. From July, 1968 to July, 1969 I was with the Big Red One assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Bn., 16th Infantry. Mills book brought back many memories - both good and bad. It was particularly meaningful for me since A-2/16 worked all over the Division's TAOR and the names of the villages and towns Mills wrote about were familiar to me. I have often remarked that the BRO's air support was exceptional and reading "Low Level Hell" reminded me of that once again. It also gave me a better understanding and appreciation of the role of the hunter / killer teams and how they were a major factor in minimizing casualties. To quote from the book "First Infantry Division in Vietnam" at page 126: "As the year 1968 was about to pass into history, the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry reviewed the year with a profound sense of pride. Much was accomplished but they were not content to rest upon past laurels. The year 1969 was met with the same loyalty, skill and determination which made the 1st Squadron, 4th United States Cavalry the most respected and feared unit of the 1st Infantry Division." - I know from reading "Low Level Hell" that Hugh Mills and the rest of Troop D (air) significantly contributed to the loyalty, skill and determination that earned the reputation that has become legendary.
I think "Low Level Hell" would make an excellent movie. There's lots of action sequences: The chemistry between Hugh Mills and Rod Willis would play well not to mention the camaraderie among Troop D (air) at Phu Loi. I hope it will be playing some day soon at a theatre near me - And, I will keep my eye out for another Mills book chronicling his and Willis' second tour with "Darkhorse" and, if we're lucky, a third one all about his days as a Cobra pilot with the 101st.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adrenalin inducing - Great read. 21 Jan. 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Last summer my work required daily helecopter transport into some heavily forested areas of Alaska. On one end-of-the-day flight back to camp I asked the pilot if he ever read "Chickenhawk" by Robert Mason (a "Huey" pilot in Vietnam). He replied it was manditory reading for pilots. Moments later he says if I really want a good read to pick up "Low Level Hell" by Hugh Mills. For the remainder of the flight he kept talking about this book. So on his advice I picked it up. He was right on...what a read. Mills writing really puts you into the thick of it....to the point where I had to put the book down about a half-hour before turning the lanterns off for the night...to let the adrenalin subside. The book is well written, humorous at times, terribly sad at others, and a real page turner. Even if this is not your typical read, pick it up. The book leaves a lasting impression.
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Hugh Mills comes in one end as a green pilot flying the venerable slicks, to being a combat veteren with a plethora of medals, and memories that will never be forgotten. And the reader gets to see it all. This is one of the best books about Vietnam that I have read, and I absouloutly recommend it. Enjoy.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Low Level Hell: A scout pilot in the big red one 1 Aug. 2005
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Excellent book! I bought this after reading Chickenhawk and i wanted more of the same - an insight into flying helicopters in the Vietnam War. You know when you enjoy a book so much that you read and then re-read a paragraph or page or even chapter because what happens is so riveting. If you love choppers and related stories then you'll love this book! I've read a number of books like this and in my opinion it equals Chickenhawk and puts the others to bed!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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It made you feel as though you were in the helecopter fighting the enemy yourself.Couldn't put it down,had to finish it the same day I started it. Highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very good book. Thank you Hugh Mills 24 April 1998
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Very few have ever managed to get their hands on a airplane that they could use pretty much like a war horse. Lt. Hugh Mill a scout pilot for the Fourth Cavalry received 3 silver stars and a like number of purple hearts is a throw back to an old frontier - saber waving sergeant. He changed light observation helicopters into a first rate fire breathing Cavalry horses. Determined and armed to the teeth, he other Cav helicopter crews would ride that horse right into the middle of a fire fight, if necessary, and bring it back full of bullet holes (if at all) and just go get another one out of the corral. Very good book about shere guts and the obviously deranged Fourth Cavalry helicopter pilots.
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